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Aurés Solaire commissions Algeria’s second module factory

Algeria’s prime minister has inaugurated Algeria’s second solar module manufacturing facility in Batna. The French-Algerian module maker intends to double the factory’s capacity to 60 MW at a later stage.

Houston, you now have solar power

The city will now receive 10.5% of its power from one of Texas’ largest utility-scale farms. The plant was built by French energy giant Engie.

Greece’s first battery storage system under way in the Aegean Sea

The island of Tilos in Greece’s Aegean Sea is going to host the country’s first renewable energy plus battery storage system. pv magazine explores why this is so significant for Greece.

Global installed PV capacity exceeds 300 GW, IEA PVPS

The world’s cumulative PV capacity had surpassed 303 GW at the of 2016, according to a report from IEA PVPS. Globally, solar power is now able to cover approximately 1.8% of power demand.

The inmates have taken over the asylum: BNEF The Future of Energy Summit kicks off in New York

An interview with professional climate denier Myron Ebell, along with Kevin de León and Debbie Dooley shaking hands were among the top moments from the opening of the 2017 BNEF Future of Energy summit.

Asunim breaks ground on two Turkish PV projects totaling 42 MW

The 20 MW and 22 MW PV power plants are being built in Turkey’s southwestern province of Izmir.

India’s Central Electronics Limited seeks partners to expand capacity of PV module factory

The Indian state-owned technology company issued an expression of interest to seek potential partners to expand capacity at its module manufacturing facility in Uttar Pradesh, India.

French presidential election: what to expect for solar from the winners of the first round?

Both winners of the first round have said they want more solar during their electoral campaigns. While Macron promises to double installed PV capacity by 2022, Le Pen claims she will push for a massive deployment of solar and biomass (not wind), although under an “intelligent protectionism”.

Solar Q reveals plan to install 350 MW in Australia

The company aims to build what would be one of the country’s largest PV arrays near a high-voltage substation in Queensland’s Lower Wonga region. Via the substation, the project would supply electricity to cities and towns such as Gympie, Gin Gin, Teebar Creek, Mungar, Kilkivan and Brisbane.

United PV to raise $85.4 million with share issuance

The Chinese solar investor and developer has revealed plans to issue 700,000,000 shares to Driven Innovation at HK$0.95 per share, representing about 9.39% of its existing issued share capital. It expects net proceeds to reach HK$664.5 million ($85.4 million).